vdonxt

MARCH 01-05, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

vdonxt

From watching content on one's phone, nestled in a quiet corner of the house, to using casting devices to watch content on the television screen with the family, video-on-demand consumption has leapfrogged in India. 2020 fueled this fire and the number of viewers continues to grow.
Direct-to-OTT film releases helped streaming platforms acquire new customers, while the ban on TikTok opened a window of opportunity for short video apps.
Short or long, advertiser, subscription or transaction led, all roads lead to digital video, a space that Indians have found both refuge and entertainment in, over the last 10 months.
What will 2021 look like for the on-demand video industry? We're proud to present vdonxt asia Week, a conference that looks to capture the goings on in the online video industry, through conversations and discussions with the top names in the business.

Agenda

DAY 1, 01 MARCH
Panel

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

OTT Business Trends in 2021

Last year saw a spurt in trials across platforms and the OTT universe expanded. What will 2021 bring for the segment - and where will revenue come from?

Speaker

Harguneet Singh

PubMatic

Speaker

MANISH KALRA

Zee5

Speaker

SATYA RAGHAVAN

YouTube

Speaker

Zubin Dubash

Shemaroo

Speaker

Moderator
Anirban Roy Choudhury

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DAY 2, 02 MARCH
Panel

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

PIRATES ON THE OTT SEAS

The OTT industry is thriving, but piracy and illegal streaming continue to threaten the business. By making vast libraries of content affordable, OTT apps have mitigated part of the problem, but it persists. How does piracy impact the OTT universe, beyond revenue loss? How can OTT players dodge the pirates, while walking the tightrope of ethics?

Speaker

Gourav Rakshit

Viacom18 Digital Ventures

Speaker

Karan Bedi

MX Player

Speaker

Ritesh Khosla

Sony Pictures Networks India

Speaker

Moderator
Sreekant Khandekar

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DAY 3, 03 MARCH
Panel

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

THE LONG RACE FOR SHORT VIDEO

After TikTok was banned in India, a slew of players rushed to fill the gap. This helped grow the market for, and user base of, short form video apps. Who leads the race today - and what's next for companies invested in this space?

Speaker

Anish Khandelwal

Mitron TV

Speaker

Rohit Chadda

ZEE HiPi

Speaker

Sunil Nair

Firework

Speaker

Janhavi Parikh

MX TakaTak

Speaker

Moderator
Ashwini Gangal

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Interview

4:45 PM onwards

INTERVIEW WITH NETFLIX'S SRISHTI BEHL ARYA

Netflix has released over 30 original films in India, including 17 films last year. Where does Netflix get its movie mojo from? Well, it's got a great deal to do with the decisions taken by the woman in charge - Srishti Behl Arya, who leads Netflix India’s efforts on original films. The idea is to partner with incredible filmmakers and talent, seasoned and upcoming, and ensure the service is home to diverse and entertaining stories that celebrate the craft of filmmaking, across genres as well as formats.

Speaker

Srishti Behl Arya

Netflix

Speaker

Interviewer
Janine Stein

Content Asia

DAY 4, 04 MARCH
Panel

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

OTT CONTENT AS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT?

OTT consumption has begun traversing the distance between the mobile phone and the television set, with a little help from smart TVs and affordable casting solutions like Fire Stick and Chromecast. What does this mean for personal versus family viewing - and how will it impact content?

Speaker

Ajit Thakur

Aha

Speaker

Divya Dixit

ALTBalaji

Speaker

ESHA NAGAR

Nepa

Speaker

Vishnu Mohta

Hoichoi

Speaker

Moderator
Anirban Roy Choudhury

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DAY 5, 05 MARCH
Panel

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

'SCAM': THE BREAKOUT SHOW OF 2020

SonyLiv's webseries based on Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal's book 'The Scam' emerged as the most popular show of 2020. A chat with the team that made this possible.

Speaker

Deepak Segal

Applause Entertainment

Speaker

Hansal Mehta

FILM DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & WRITER

Speaker

Pratik Gandhi

Film & Theatre Actor

Speaker

Moderator
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Business Standard

Interview

4:45 PM onwards

INTERVIEW WITH ORMAX MEDIA'S SHAILESH KAPOOR

What better way to punctuate a conference about digital video, than to sit down with a modern day soothsayer, whose job it is to predict whether a given piece of video content will have the desired impact on its intended audience?
The founder and CEO of media consultancy Ormax Media will field questions about content trends in 2021, the meaning of viewer loyalty in the fickle world of OTT, and the power of social advocacy in an algorithm-riddled universe.

Speaker

Shailesh Kapoor

Ormax Media

Speaker

Interviewer
Ashwini Gangal

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Confirmed Speakers

Zubin Dubash

COO, Digital Businesses speakers

speakers

Vishnu Mohta

Co-Founder speakers

speakers

Vanita Kohli Khandekar

Contributing Editor speakers

speakers

Sunil Nair

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

Srishti Behl Arya

Director, Original Film

speakers
speakers

SREEKANT KHANDEKAR

Co-founder & Director

speakers
speakers

Shailesh Kapoor

Founder & CEO

speakers
speakers

SATYA RAGHAVAN

Director, YouTube Content Partnerships

speakers
speakers

ROHIT CHADDA

Chief Business Officer

speakers
speakers

Ritesh Khosla

EVP & Deputy General Counsel

speakers
speakers

Pratik Gandhi

Film & Theatre Actor

speakers

MANISH KALRA

Chief Business Officer

speakers
speakers

Karan Bedi

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

Janine Stein

Founder & Editorial Director

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speakers

Janhavi Parikh

Business Head

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Hansal Mehta

FILM DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & WRITER

speakers

Harguneet Singh

Associate Director,
Customer Success

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Gourav Rakshit

Chief Operating Officer - Viacom18 Digital Ventures

speakers
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Esha Nagar

Managing Director

speakers
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Divya Dixit

SVP - Direct Revenue, Marketing & Analytics

speakers
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Deepak Segal

Head Of Content

speakers
speakers

Anish Khandelwal

CTO & Co-Founder

speakers
speakers

Anirban Roy Choudhury

Associate Editor

speakers
speakers

Ashwini Gangal

Executive Editor

speakers
speakers

Ajit Thakur

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

Ajit Thakur

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

Ashwini Gangal

Executive Editor

speakers
speakers

Anirban Roy Choudhury

Associate Editor

speakers
speakers

Anish Khandelwal

CTO & Co-Founder

speakers
speakers

Deepak Segal

Head Of Content

speakers
speakers

Divya Dixit

SVP - Direct Revenue, Marketing & Analytics

speakers
speakers

Esha Nagar

Managing Director

speakers
speakers

Gourav Rakshit

Chief Operating Officer - Viacom18 Digital Ventures

speakers
speakers

Harguneet Singh

Associate Director,
Customer Success

speakers
speakers

Hansal Mehta

FILM DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & WRITER

speakers

Janhavi Parikh

Business Head

speakers
speakers

Janine Stein

Founder & Editorial Director

speakers
speakers

Karan Bedi

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

MANISH KALRA

Chief Business Officer

speakers
speakers

Pratik Gandhi

Film & Theatre Actor

speakers

Ritesh Khosla

EVP & Deputy General Counsel

speakers
speakers

ROHIT CHADDA

Chief Business Officer

speakers
speakers

SATYA RAGHAVAN

Director, YouTube Content Partnerships

speakers
speakers

Shailesh Kapoor

Founder & CEO

speakers
speakers

SREEKANT KHANDEKAR

Co-founder & Director

speakers
speakers

Srishti Behl Arya

Director, Original Film

speakers
speakers

Sunil Nair

Chief Executive Officer

speakers
speakers

Vanita Kohli Khandekar

Contributing Editor speakers

speakers

Vishnu Mohta

Co-Founder speakers

speakers

Zubin Dubash

COO, Digital Businesses speakers

speakers

partners

Presenting Partner:

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Associate Partners:

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Insights Partner:

firework

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